SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges
SYSTEM NEWS | OPINIONS
Olympic College Buys Key Piece of Real Estate in Poulsbo
Kitsap Sun, September 10, 2009
Some laid off workers turned away from school
KING 5 News, September 19, 2009 (Highline CC)
Mexican professor joins BC as 7th scholar-in-residence under Fulbright program
For the seventh consecutive year Bellevue College is welcoming an international scholar-in-residence under the auspices of the prestigious Fulbright academic exchange programs of the U.S. State Department.
Eastside Business Monthly, September 19, 2009
Partnership benefits SPSCC and community
The Olympian, September 20, 2009
LCC celebrates 75 years
The Daily News, September 20, 2009
Peninsula College receives $730,000 in three grants
Peninsula Daily, September 21, 2009
TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION
Graveyard School: College offers courses starting at 11:45 p.m.
FOX News, September 16, 2009
Cursive writing is fading skill, but so what?
MSNBC.com, September 19, 2009
Initiative Focuses on Early Learning Programs
A legislative effort already passed by the House would provide $8 billion to encourage states to improve standards, training and oversight.
New York Times, September 20, 2009
Caught in the college arms race, students and parents pay more and more
Seattle Times, September 20, 2009
Coffee Spill Costs Community College $200,000
Fox News, September 20, 2009
Students at For-Profit Colleges Are Most Likely to Default on Loans, Report Says
Some proprietary colleges help students obtain high-school diplomas from diploma mills to become eligible for federal aid, the Government Accountability Office says.
Bellingham Herald, Sept. 20, 2009
Defining 'College Ready,' Nationally
State school officers and governors, with higher education's help, develop "common standards" designed to align high school and college curriculums.
Inside Higher Ed, September 21, 2009
Retraining roulette: New skills, no new job
Retooled workers find that hitting a ‘moving target’ no sure thing in a recession
MSNBC, September 21, 2009
At Community College in N.Y., Obama Lays Out Plan for Fostering Innovation
The president lavished praise on community colleges, saying they have the power to prepare America for a "21st-century global economy …
Chronicle of Higher Education Blog, September 21, 2009
Remaking the Work Force, One Student at a Time
The Chronicle checks back in with several adult students who left Ford's auto-assembly lines and trained for new careers at a community college.
Chronicle of Higher Education, September 22, 2009
POLITICS | LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL
Education Sec. Duncan pitches community colleges
He told educators and lawmakers on Friday just how important community colleges are to building a better economy.
The federal government is spending unprecedented amounts of money for higher education, Duncan added. House Bill 3221, which passed Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives, would provide an additional $12 billion for community colleges.
Wyoming Tribune Eagle, September 19, 2009
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